An modification to the Fayetteville ordinance pertaining to tattoos was tabled Nov. 19 to provide metropolis employees time to acquire extra data on the proposed modifications. The ordinance will doubtless return to the Metropolis Council in December.
The movement to desk the merchandise was unanimous.
The town’s ordinance associated to tattooing was final amended on June 17, 1996. Since that point plenty of modifications to state regulation have been adopted as they relate to tattooing, physique artwork, beauty tattooing, microblading and associated companies, metropolis employees mentioned.
The town’s present tattooing ordinance states that “all tattooing inside the metropolis limits of the Metropolis of Fayetteville shall be carried out by a doctor duly licensed to follow medication inside the State of Georgia.”
Director of Neighborhood and Financial Growth David mentioned metropolis employees has acquired plenty of requests from native cosmetology-related enterprise to allow microblading of the eyebrow as part of their companies. Till signed into regulation after the passage of Senate Invoice 461 in 2018, this service was thought-about as an criminality within the State of Georgia. These companies are now not required to be carried out by a doctor.
Microblading of the eyebrow means a type of beauty tattoo artistry the place ink is deposited superficially within the higher three layers of the dermis utilizing a handheld or machine powers device made up of needles generally known as a microblade to enhance or create eyebrow definition, to cowl gaps of misplaced or lacking hair, to increase the pure eyebrow sample, or to create a full building if the eyebrows have little to no hair, in line with the ordinance.
Rast mentioned cosmetology-related companies beforehand provided a restricted variety of companies together with haircuts, hair coloring, perms, manicures, pedicures, waxing, physique therapeutic massage and facials. Via the years these companies have expanded to incorporate aqua remedy, aerial yoga, meditation pods, physique wraps, Botox, everlasting make-up and microblading of the eyebrow.
Rast mentioned to be able to allow microblading of the eyebrow and different tattooing-related companies, the present ordinance requirement that the work be carried out by a doctor should be eliminated.
It must be famous that, by eradicating this provision, physique artists and physique artwork studios could be permitted inside the metropolis limits so long as they complied with the Fayette County Board of Well being necessities, Rast defined.
Although the council appeared to help the modification given the modifications in state regulation, some on the council expressed concern about facets of the ordinance modification, such because the zoning places, quantity and different necessities for tattoo studios.
Metropolis Supervisor Ray Gibson mentioned employees would expedite acquiring solutions to council’s questions and sure return with the data in December.